Wild Ride

22nd Aug 2017

The Rise and Fall of Cobb & Co

Sam Everingham

Set in the late 1800s this is a great colonial tale. Coaches, Pastoral Stations, Gold Rushes. It follows the story of the partners in Cobb & Co and their families. From starting out, to expansion and diversification to utlimately death and succession. An enjoyable read pieced together from letters, newspapers and accounts form the day. Fascinating. It addresses some of the mental health issues of the founders and how they were driven to succeed.